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Here’s What 14-Year-Old Tyre Sampson Said Just Before Falling to His Death on Orlando ICON Park Ride

Amusement parks are designed to provide individuals with a thrilling yet enjoyable experience. But it was nothing of the sort for 14-year-old Tyre Sampson. On Thursday evening, Sampson and friends from his football team visited ICON Park, an…
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Can a business owner in Florida sue for defamation if someone posts a negative review online?

Orlando, FL—A business owner may sue a consumer who leaves a negative review, but only under certain circumstances.   In today’s society, people rely heavily on reviews. In fact, most people use consumer reviews of products and services…
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What are some things business owners in Florida can do to prevent sexual harassment claims from arising?

Sexual harassment has been a long-standing issue here in the U.S. causing a disruption in various workplace environments. Sexual harassment is when one or more people in a workplace make unwanted sexual advances, requests sexual favors, or displays…
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Orlando, Florida, What effects can foreclosure have on a household?

When an individual or couple purchases a home, the last thing they expect is that they will one day lose it to foreclosure. Unfortunately, certain circumstances do arise (e.g. financial hardship, loss of employment, divorce) that can make it…
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Important Things to Know Before Buying into a Franchise in Orlando, Florida

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has put many Florida businesses in a state of financial distress, there are plenty of investors looking to start their next project. If you are an investor in the Orlando area who is considering entering into a…
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Florida Businessman Charged with Multiple Criminal Offenses After Using a PPP Loan to Buy a Lamborghini

After the $2 trillion coronavirus bill was signed into law in March, with $349 billion set aside for forgivable loans for small businesses, business owners rushed to get their applications filed with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).…
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Orange County, Florida Commissioners Approve $20 Million Plan that Will Pay Landlords to Keep Renters in Their Homes

With Governor Ron DeSantis’ moratorium set to expire on September 1st, lawmakers in Orange County decided more needs to be done to protect their residents from being evicted from their homes during the tough times the COVID-19 pandemic has…
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Orlando, Florida, Do I need to trademark my business name if I am in the initial stages of building my brand?

If you’ve already registered your business name, created a website, and started a marketing campaign to build brand awareness, you might be asking yourself whether you should submit an application to the United States Patent and Trademark…
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Orlando, Florida, What is a short sale and how long do they take to settle?

Despite the name, short sales can sometimes take months before a deal is reached. The reason being is that the mortgage lender must approve an offer before it can be accepted, and a house can be sold. If you are a homeowner in Orlando who would…
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Hundreds of Businesses in Orlando, Florida to Permanently Close

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only forced many businesses into filing for bankruptcy, but it has also caused many to close their doors for good. The Orlando Business Journal cited that Central Florida alone saw 1,325 business closures between…
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Orlando, Florida, Former Disney Worker Charged with Grand Theft After Misdirecting More than $100,000 into Her and Her Friends’ Accounts

Thirty-two-year-old Jennifer Alejandra Insuasti was working for Disney World in Orlando as a Guest Experience Services Coordinator for several years before the company let her go [Source: WESH]. During her time employed with Disney, her primary…
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Orlando, Florida Developer Uses Apartment Community to House Local Homeless Residents

A real estate developer has opened a housing community in Sanford, FL, a city located just under 30 minutes away from Orlando to local homeless residents in the area. The Orlando Business Journal says Altamonte Springs-based Wendover Housing…
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Republicans Push for Liability Protection for Businesses in Second Coronavirus Stimulus Package

As citizens and business owners grow eager to see what the government decides to include in its next coronavirus stimulus package, a decision won’t be made until the Democrats and Republicans agree on some of the most pressing issues. One…
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As COVID-19 Cases Surge in Florida So Does the Demand for Orlando Homes

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered businesses, costing people their jobs and source of income, news sources are reporting that residential real estate is on the rise in Orlando, FL. According to the Orlando Business Journal, real estate…
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A St. Petersburg, FL Company Landed a $10.2 Million Contract with the Federal Government Six Days After Becoming an Established Business

Fillakit LLC had only been in business for six days when it landed an unbelievable contract with the federal government [Source: Tampa Bay Times]. The company, which is registered to a St. Petersburg real estate and estate planning attorney,…
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How do I evict a tenant living in a residential property in Orlando, Florida?

If you have a tenant living in one of your rental properties who has fallen behind on rent, you likely aren’t alone. With the COVID-19 virus still very much alive and threatening the lives and livelihoods of all citizens, many renters are…